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UCLA Health Systems

Research Associate II-Surgery



Full Time

On Site


Los Angeles, California, United States


Under the direction of the Principal Investigator and/or post-doctoral staff, you will perform in-person scientific work in a biomedical laboratory. Work hours are flexible but not to exceed 40 hours/week. You will assist with ongoing translation projects pertaining to soft tissue sarcoma and gastric malignancies.Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in STEM field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Prior experience working with small mammals, including mice (GEMM, NSG)
  • Prior experience with basic laboratory experiments (cell culture, PCR, western blotting)
  • Working knowledge of basic laboratory equipment (centrifuge, incubator, pipettors, microscope)
  • Demonstrate ability to conduct defined research protocols independently, with excellent
    troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work well in a team including medical residents, undergraduate students, and other lab


  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills

Highly Preferred:

  • Previous experience writing scientific publications
  • Demonstrate proficiency in data presentation software including Excel and PowerPoint
  • High capability to learn and master new materials and techniques in order to work independently
    with minimal supervision or reminders
  • Excellent organization and time management skills; ability to prioritize responsibilities/tasks efficiently

Understanding of University procedures and policies for ordering and biohazard, radioactive and
chemical waste disposal

Experience with fluorescent microscopy (confocal, white light) and micro-CT / PET imaging
Knowledge of cell biology, cancer metabolism, soft tissue sarcoma, gastric malignancies and targeted

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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